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Watch: TV crew films heart surgery

Check out this WJBF-TV News Channel 6 feature story: An Augusta man with no symptoms ended up having five bypasses during open-heart surgery.

Following a routine checkup, Wayne Curtis was sent for a stress test and then a heart catheterization, which revealed three blocked arteries that needed repair.ย  However, once in surgery, Drs. Vinayak Kamath and Vijay Patel discovered two additional blockages and performed a quintuple bypass surgery on Curtis.

WJBF was in the Operating Room during the surgery and interviewed Curtis about three weeks later at his follow-up appointment at the GRHealth Cardiovascular Center.

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Denise Parrish is Senior Media Relations Coordinator at Augusta University. Contact her to schedule an interview on this topic or with one of our experts at 706-721-9566 or mparrish@augusta.edu.

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